More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): This hip-hop producer’s Basquiat could be a hit at Phillips in May. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new $650-million building was approved. Can a museum for progressive artists have an arms-manufacturer vice-chairman? Guggenheim ‘decommissions’ conceptual and Minimalist works over questions of authenticity. Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida plans $38 million expansion. Patronage without pretension abounds at the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair. Art Basel to unite across continents […]
As part of the $620 million “Dust to Gold” renovation at the Palms Casino Resort, an impressive collection ranging from blue-chip works to street art murals was acquired, commissioned, and deployed throughout the hotel. Combined with pieces on loan from owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, the over 150 artworks fill every part of the casino – from the Damien Hirst shark above the Unknown Bar against a backdrop of his dots (seen above), to the KAWS statue outside the steakhouse, to the Felipe Pantone mural at the new Pearl Concert […]
With the imminent opening of the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat scheduled for the 21st, a couple Banksy pieces have shown up near the venue overnight. On his Instagram account, Banksy noted the irony of the Barbican, “a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”, hosting the work of the legendary graffiti artist. The main piece, what we like to call “SAMO Stop & Search” if you will, has been done with stencil spraypaint, freehand spraypaint and oil […]
More stories from the week that ended May 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Yusaku Maezawa bids record-breaking $110.5mil. on Basquiat painting at Sotheby’s auction. Time’s Money section profiles the collector. CNBC has more on him. RIP: Lee Hall, who passed away at the age of 82. Kenya makes it to the Venice Biennale, despite receiving no money from its government for its pavilion. Raining fake Random International Rain Rooms in China. Two Ron English sculptures removed from outside department store in Shanghai within hours of […]
Reebok recently released a line featuring the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat as part of their ongoing Affili’Art program. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection features the late artist’s imagery screen-printed and embroidered across different shoes and is now available at Reebok Reserve stockists. Take a look at a couple other options below… Via Hypebeast. Discuss Jean-Michel Basquiat here.
To coincide with the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong (covered), the local Gagosian Gallery branch has opened up a new exhibition of Jean Michel-Basquiat’s work, a first for the former British colony. On display were multiple paintings, some large, from the late great New York-based graffiti artist, with a showing similar to the one held at the NY Gagosian earlier this year (covered). Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Layla Kawashima For Arrested Motion. Discuss Jean-Michel Basquiat here.
An interesting collection of works from Jean-Michel Basquiat is about to be made public by his ex-girlfriend Alexis Adler. In 1979, the still unknown artist began painting the walls and door of her East Village home which she smartly preserved until now along with notebooks, postcards, painted clothes, photographs, drawings on yellow legal paper, and other ephemera. Adler, along with a team of experts, has begun to sort through the material in preparation for a book, an exhibition, and sale so it will be interesting to see what […]
Jean Michel-Basquiat was born in December of 1960 to a modest household in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 5, he was (like most kids) heavily inspired by cartoons and began to sketch out his own. In his adolescent years, although very gifted intellectually (fluent in 4 languages by the age of 11), he became socially awkward, withdrawn and subsequently rebellious. When he was 15, Basquiat dropped out of high school and began running the streets, often seeking the shelter of a New York […]
Coming up on February 7th at the 555 West 24th Street location of New York’s Gagosian Gallery is a new showing of work from Jean-Michel Basquiat. The last showing from The Radiant Child at the blue-chip gallery was at the London location during last year’s Olympics (covered). Fans in the Big Apple will have ample time to see the work in person as the exhibition runs through April 6th. Photo credit: indraprajna Discuss Jean-Michel Basquiat here.
For this week’s video Rewind, we start things off with news that starting Wednesday and running through Feb. 5, about 3,000 New York City taxis will feature a 30-second video from Ryan McGinley. The short clip, called Varuo, is gleaned from footage from the photographer and director’s video for the Icelandic band Sigur Ros (seen below) and shows a girl skipping barefoot through the streets of NYC with gold glitter streaming from her hair. Other videos you may want to watch: A look at Eric […]